In recognition of Women’s History Month, we wanted to highlight some of our colleagues and the work that they do. Today, we meet Jayme Hendricks, the Division Director for Northern Tier Outpatients, Central Region. Jayme studied psychology at Susquehanna University and has been with Gaudenzia for more than 12 years.
What is it like to be a woman working in this industry?
Fortunately, I come from a hardworking family of women with a great work ethic, so I am well accustomed to working in this type of industry. I have met so many incredible women while working for Gaudenzia who display professionalism, drive for success and never lose empathy, a vital component in our industry. These women have motivated me. As my dear friend Mary would say, the women are the worker bees in our industry. I have been blessed with the opportunity to both serve our clients and communities while building lasting friendships. This industry is tough, and we need each other!
What is an accomplishment you are most proud of while working at Gaudenzia?
I am proud of bringing treatment to rural Pennsylvania in the Northern Tier, where there was none at the time. We opened Coal Township, which included outpatient services in February 2019. It was a three-year vision to bring services to the Coal Region in rural Pennsylvania. The service was missing up here, and these communities deserved treatment in their own backyard. We’ve built successful teams and watch our folks graduate, some of which we go on to hire!
What inspires your motivation for work?
For me, my motivation is God, faith and mission. I truly believe I have to be a part of the solution. If I want better change, safer communities and people to recover, it starts with me. I take my leadership role seriously and know that my behaviors and decisions influence others. That, in itself, is a great motivator.